Rare Phenomenon Turn Grand Canyon Into Cloudy Wonderland

The Grand Canyon is always a beautiful sight, but once every 10 years or so it gets even more magical when freezing fog floods the entire park.

Check out a few photos of what meteorologists call a “temperature inversion,” causing a rare and phenomenal sight.

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All images courtesy the National Park Service, photographed by Park Ranger Erin Whittaker, via The Grand Canyon National Park Facebook Page.

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23 Responses to “Rare Phenomenon Turn Grand Canyon Into Cloudy Wonderland”

  1. Avenger Nerd
    December 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    That is so pretty!!! The ice on the tree branch was really, really cool!!!! :)

  2. 8of12
    December 3, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    Whoooooaaaaaaa…….. That is so cool!!

  3. Potato
    December 3, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    That’s awesome!!!! But if you were in it, it could be pretty creepy.

  4. Billybobjoe
    December 4, 2013 at 6:46 am #

    That is pretty, but what happens if people don’t see the edge and fall off? I mean, at least put up a gate. But still. It’s real cool.

    • Wise Guy
      December 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

      It has a gate, and anyways, they CAN see the edge. ;) (I am wise)

  5. Jammer860558 from A.J. and is more popular than julian2
    December 4, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    wow the is sooooo epic!

    • julian2
      December 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

      yah rite

  6. Timten
    December 4, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Man, this looks awesome! And I bet it would look even cooler up close.

  7. ninjapies44
    December 4, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    This reminds me of a movie…
    Can’t think of it now.
    Also, it kinda looks like a Rocky Heaven + Santa Claus+ Lighthouse Tower Thing

    • What the heck???
      December 9, 2013 at 7:58 am #

      Wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttttttt??????
      :| :| :| :|

  8. Avenger Nerd
    December 4, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    What?

  9. Wise Guy?
    December 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Best post ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :) :) :) :) :) :) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

  10. aka Harry Potter
    December 12, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Nice!!!!!! :-)

  11. the BOSS
    December 13, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    that is so boss it really looks like snow. o by the way the new Hobbit movie came out today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) ;0 ;) :0 ;P :D ;Q :E)

    • Wise Guy
      December 23, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

      It’s : + o, not : + 0 ;) ( :o )

  12. Grops
    December 14, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    Billy bob Bo Jim ham fase Bil !!!!!!!!!!

    • W-i-s-e G-u-y
      January 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

      Whhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttttttttttt????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  13. you do not know who I am
    December 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    the clouds look like pillows!

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    beautiful

    • Wise Guy
      December 23, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

      Give me a hint: you’re a girl. ;)

  14. you do not know who I am
    December 16, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    i guess :P

  15. kenz
    December 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    COOL!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Teh chompy luvah
    January 6, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    Reminds me of cotton candy

    CHOMPY CHOMPY

  17. Joycat
    January 6, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooocool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wana be there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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